Inspirationelle Foundation - Polar Maidens
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Inspirationelle Foundation

The Polar Maidens expedition is raising funds for the INSPIRATIONELLE FOUNDATION.


The INSPIRATIONELLE FOUNDATION aims to support people of all ages, but particularly women and children, wanting to do something extraordinary, who will also go on to share their story and inspire others.

Our mission is to advance the education of individuals so that they develop their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, both as individual citizens and members of their local, national and international communities.


Project Grants


The Foundation will provide a grant or grants each year to individuals and groups undertaking unusual, demanding, challenging, arduous and interesting projects that provide a journey of self-discovery and personal development.

Although not solely limited to exploration, expeditions and adventurous travel, there will be an emphasis on projects that engender personal, social and environmental sustainability. Priority will be given to ordinary individuals of all ages with limited or no prior experience of the project they propose to undertake;


Inspirational Talks & Keynote Presentations


We will also encourage and help those who have done something extraordinary to take the time to speak to schools, charities and other non-commercial organisations.

Our aim is to inspire the audience to ask “why not?” when a challenge arises, as well as provide entertaining stories of leadership, teamwork and discovery.

Jan Meek has been the driving force behind establishing the Foundation. Since she gained her first Guinness World record in 1997, she has spoken to over 700 schools and voluntary organisations.

Recognising that celebrities, sportsmen and women and even the emergency services are funded to speak, she wanted the Foundation to enable ordinary people, who had done something extraordinary, to tell their story and inspire others to do the same.


Share Inspirational Stories


By publishing and making available the logs, diaries and journals of those who receive grants, the Foundation aims to encourage others to do the same.

Thank you to everyone who supports the INSPIRATIONELLE FOUNDATION, we very much appreciate your help.



Thank you to our sponsors HFW


HFW is a global law firm. HFW very kindly provided pro bono legal advice to establish the INSPIRATIONELLE FOUNDATION.  Jan Meek and the team hugely appreciated your generosity. You shared our dream even when it was still possible it might not happen. Thank you.


Registered office address: 292 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Westminster, London, SW1V 1AE
Company number: 11536712
Operating Office: 31A Sea Road. Bexhill on Sea, TN40 1EE UK
Tel: 02079637424

Thank you to our Sponsors

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